Cobh Mayor welcomes Application to clean up toxic site in weeks

17th October 2013, Thursday By Reporter The Mayor of Cobh – Labour Cllr John Mulvihill Jnr – has welcomed confirmation that a planning application to transform the State’s largest toxic waste dump into vast public parkland as part of a €40m clean-up is due to be lodged within weeks. The Haulbowline site has […]

Cork student numbers rise as lecturer numbers fall

16th October 2013, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan New figures released by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) show a massive increase in student enrollments in Cork Institute of Technology at a time when both staff levels and budgets have plummeted. The union has warned of the hugely detrimental effects of cutbacks on the sector. […]

Sinn Féin councillor hits out at cuts to Cork Local Drugs Task Force

16th October 2013, Wednesday By Sinn Féin Councillor Mick Nugent has stated that the seven austerity budgets, delivered by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil, have devastated organisations that provide a strategic locally-based response to the drugs problems in Cork City. Cllr. Nugent said: “I have been contacted by organisations such as Cork […]

24th Cork Folk Festival creates a new World Record

15th October 2013 By 103 musicians played for 2 hours in the Largest Céilí Band in the World. The record will be submitted in the coming months to the Guinness Book of Records for approval as an official world record. The event produced by William Hammond of the Cork Folk Festival was held […]

Govt TD supports Cork Events Centre

Govt TD supports Cork Events Centre

15th October 2013 By David O’Sullivan Cork South Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has welcomed the commitment by Government to invest in a convention centre for Cork. “Over the last few months I have raised the issues of a convention centre in Cork and the economic benefits of such a facility with Government […]

Tidy Towns Volunteer is Cork Person of the Month

Tidy Towns Volunteer is Cork Person of the Month

14th October 2013, Monday By Reporter The vice-chairman of Ballincollig Tidy Town’s committee Pat Clarke has received the September Cork Person of the Month award. “Pat very much epitomises the hard work put in by Tidy Town volunteers, not only in Ballincollig, but throughout the county”, said awards organiser Manus O’Callaghan. Pat was […]

Cork FG TD says Trolley figures ARE improving at CUH

10th October 2013, Thursday By Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, has today (Thursday) welcomed the reduction in the trolley figures for the first nine months of the year at Cork University Hospital, which are 40% lower than they were for the same period in 2011. The Government TD says this improvement […]

Ballincollig based PR company announces expansion

Ballincollig based PR company announces expansion

10th October 2013, Thursday By H+A Marketing + PR today announced that it has created a number of new positions in its Cork and Galway offices after a number of client wins and investment in the company. These new roles were created across the Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communications departments and come […]

Revenue seize Cash and Cigs in East Cork

11th October 2013, Friday By Gareth Flynn Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service, assisted by An Garda Síochána, last night (10/10/13) seized a total of 60,000 cigarettes, €55,000 in cash and 30kgs of tobacco in Co. Cork. The cigarettes and tobacco have a total retail value of €38,560 and potential loss to the exchequer of […]

CUH service of remembrance

11th October 2013, Friday By Health Correspondent “This is the first time in 27 years that I have spoken my baby’s name in church, back then there was nothing. I couldn’t even talk about him and it broke my heart. Thank you so much.” A mother refers to her baby’s death during the […]

Mallow Town Council co-opts SF Cllr

8th October 2013 By Melissa Mullane this week took her seact on Mallow Town Council having being co-opted by Sinn Fein onto the seat vacated by Willie O Reagan.Cllr Mullane a long serving Dairygold employee is well known in political and community circles having been chosen recently to contest the county council elections […]

Inishannon service station wins national award

5th October 2013, Tuesday By O’Sullivans Topaz/Centra in Innishannon County Cork has won a leading industry award. The well known station – on the site of the former Denis and Mary Ryan showroom – won the Newcomer of the Year Award at Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards, which were held recently in […]